Tag: Fraternal Order of Police
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A.G. GancarskiJanuary 7, 2019

In a move that may or may not lend credence to rumors that he is running for Jacksonville Mayor in 2019, Democratic City Councilman Garrett Dennis demanded a tranche of records from Republican Mayor Lenny Curry last month. Dennis wanted “expedited attention” for his request for information, including secondary  employment forms for mayor’s office employees, non-payroll payments to city […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 11, 2018

All good things come to an end: and so it is for the 2018 calendar for the Jacksonville City Council, which met Tuesday for the final time this year. Just a few of the highlights, beyond the X-Mas sweaters depicted in the graphic…. _ Health care options for public safety: New changes to collective bargaining […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 4, 2018

Jacksonville City Council committees on Monday and Tuesday approved changes in collective bargaining for fire and police employees that could change health plans. Ordinances 2018-756 and 2018-757 would allow the unions to separate from the city health care plan in 2020. They were passed without opposition in both committees of reference (“Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health and […]

Ryan NicolAugust 1, 2018

Manny Diaz has pulled in another endorsement from the law enforcement community, as the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is backing his bid for the Senate District 36 seat. FOP is a nationwide organization that advocates on behalf of law enforcement officers. Diaz issued a statement thanking the Florida Lodge for […]

Drew WilsonAugust 1, 2018

Republican Ray Blacklidge announced Tuesday that he’d picked up an endorsement for his House District 69 bid from the statewide Fraternal Order of Police. The Florida State Lodge of the FOP represents has been representing Florida law enforcement officers for more than 60 years and counts more than 20,000 members among its ranks. “I am […]

Scott PowersJuly 19, 2018

Republican Florida House of Representatives candidate David Smith has received the endorsement of the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and the union’s District 7 council in his quest to be elected in House District 28. “We believe that his dedication to serving his community will inspire others to lead Florida in the […]


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